Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am a student with drug addiction... I Am Poem

Drug Addiction...
There are young, young kids struggling everyday with drug addiction :(
The part of my job where I gather urine samples and explain
the school's drug / alcohol counseling program can be very emotionally draining.
I see a lot of kids who look like every day teenagers on the outside,
but on the inside they struggle deeply with some very "grown up" problems.
It is very complicated!
To help keep myself stay focused on what needed to be done
instead of "worrying" about things I had absolutely zero control over-I wrote a poem...
I know you're not surprised! 
I've written other I Am poems; it seems to be therapeutic for me!

Can you relate to any of this?
Does a certain student, friend, or even family member come to mind?
How do you offer help and support?
I would love to hear from you!

Here are links to a few more of my I AM poems (if  you're interested)...



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love That Dog! Saying Good-Bye To Addison...

Sorry I haven't posted recently!
I do have some personal sad news to share...
Our beloved (almost) 12 year old yellow lab,
died last weekend.
Seriously, this is one of the saddest things we have had
to go through with our kids.  Just devastating...
She was the perfect pet and a wonderful animal!
We will miss her dearly...
Have you lost a pet before; isn't it sad?
Our 2 1/2 year old just doesn't understand.
She asked the other morning, "Is Addison in heaven or Kroger?"
As if she thinks heaven is a grocery store and somewhere you
can go to for a quick visit then come back home ;(
How cute (and sad) is that!?
I know we will get another dog one day, but I'm not sure when.
Let's take a look at some of her more recent pictures...



What a pretty girl!
We miss you!!

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